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by splosh
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best car cover?
Replies: 23
Views: 9994
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Re: Best car cover?

Automotive topcoats are supposed to be waterproof....micro blisters are caused by moisture being trapped during the painting process.......A cover does not cause moisture to get under the paint ......Steve What painting process?. The last previous time the car was painted was 1986 at the factory. T...
by splosh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best car cover?
Replies: 23
Views: 9994
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Re:Best Car Cover

The best car cover is none at all unless you have a heated and dehumidified garage . All fabric covers, however breathable the material, harbour moisture , and this is one of the commonest causes of microblistering. If you want to cover it, I suppose that one of the ventilated carcoon type devices ...
by splosh
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body tag
Replies: 7
Views: 781
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Re: Body tag

Ditto for Todd.
Excellent Tag. I Should of gone to him first !
by splosh
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 537
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Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

This photo is from a June 1961 body shell which has just been cleaned back to bare metal and only shows two holes. https://i.postimg.cc/9XT1nhN0/A6-B0388-F-6-D45-486-D-8-D45-BA63-A0260496.jpg and, just for reference I took a photo of the opposite side... https://i.postimg.cc/3Rw5ZwZk/F95102-D7-6385-...
by splosh
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Silver Cad aerosol
Replies: 7
Views: 648
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Re: Silver Cad aerosol

I Bought and used some of their Alluma Blast Aerosol for an aluminium alternator. It's very similar as the Hammerite brand which I also had on the shelf and compared. However, I found as long as you let their coating thoroughly dry for a few weeks to cure the coating becomes durable. And a year late...
by splosh
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Period photos, some interesting points
Replies: 9
Views: 960
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Re: Period photos, some interesting points

29 XKE (850029), the white car shown built June 1961 clearly has the correct boot hinges but certainly appears to have the incorrect boot drain hole(s) in the photo shown. That car should have the single central drain hole (tube) to boot lid for that period. It appears to wear a incorrect body in my...
by splosh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door top chrome finisher question
Replies: 1
Views: 384
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Door top chrome finisher question

Hi all, Noticed that a particular very early E Type had the door top chrome finisher without the crease line. Is this correct for this early car? As I thought the early cars should have the finisher with the crease line ? Can anyone clarify please? https://i.postimg.cc/1zffJD1S/7-F0-G0kfr-T3e-Wi-K7-...
by splosh
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'
Replies: 30
Views: 2128
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Re: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'

Whenever any of my brake or clutch cylinders - master/slaves/servos - get to the end of their life, I just strip them down and send them off to get them re-sleeved with stainless steel bores, which are kept as spares. Once they are fitted they will continue to provide a much greater lifespan of use...
by splosh
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 4962
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Re: Cover for car

Im not a guarantor, only trying to be helpful. It happened to me. Hey Ho.
by splosh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 4962
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Re: Cover for car

Hi Clive......yes microblistering does happen...but how can you be sure it was the car cover and not the paint application contitions....Steve The reason why I thought it was the cover that caused the micro blistering was because the car was covered with it's tailored cover at the time of my discov...
by splosh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 4962
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Re: Cover for car

I thought it would not happen to me but, Micro blistering DOES happen.... This was on a car that had a custom made fleece lined car cover fitted. The result was having to strip the paint off back to bare metal. https://i.postimg.cc/2S1GnyxC/Silver-Aston-016.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/wxtDWZmk/Silver-A...
by splosh
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 2473
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Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

Wow, great efforts and info. Thank's. Ill be on the phone tomorrow to Nick Reeves - so fingers crossed.
:thankyouyellow:

Excelent info on that wheel refurbishment too.
by splosh
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 2473
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C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

Hi, does anyone know where I can obtain the steering wheel rim wood kit from for the early 61 exposed inner rim wheels.?
I have tried MDR/ Jacob Engineering and no luck there.


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by splosh
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: XKE S1 Heater/choke cable routing pics needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2181
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Re: XKE S1 Heater/choke cable routing pics needed

Alan, Don't know if your sorted re the cable routing but I have a few photos of a left hand drive 61 OTS that may help you here... Heater valve and heater flap cable through the bulkhead from the engine side... https://i.postimg.cc/NjHnM30j/U1v-Zys-Wr-Soyxz-nr-Pf-Ab-FQ.jpg dash side by heater contro...
by splosh
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early door hinge grease nipple thread size?
Replies: 0
Views: 3609
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Early door hinge grease nipple thread size?

Hi,
Does anyone know the thread size of the grease nipple C14168 for the early Door Hinges. These early door hinges are under part number BD.15495 & 6. ??
It is a straight grease nipple I believe but the part number doesn't throw anything up.
Regards
Clive
by splosh
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 280
Views: 386261
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

875409 August 1961, here's the solenoid.
Lucas 76411E


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by splosh
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 16
Views: 4491
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Re: Parts quality

If you want the honest advice for a reputable supplier for your engine gaskets, clutch etc then speak to Rob Beere and Coventry Auto Components. Excelent products that I very much doubt you would need to return (from experience) and they have a hands on wealth of knowledge. SNGB for your suspension ...
by splosh
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2593
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

10.08mm on the cut of the thread to 8.79 on the taper, that's seriously a weak point and to that point naturally that "C2270" Stud is now in the bin.
Yes, agree a rolled thread is better and preferred in a racing spec engine such as the Aston I just restored.
by splosh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2593
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Hi Steve, The answer I received was as stated... Quote... "Spoke to SNGB and they are going to get their quality control to inspect the "C2270" cylinder head stud." Amazed they have sorted this problem in a matter of moments. That's why I would like to see what they are offering for "C2270" now. Cav...
by splosh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2593
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Really, Let me have one and I will tell you if they have changed !!!